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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 16 July 2012

Red meat protects women from premature ovarian failure

This study was published in the International Journal of General Medicine 2012; 5: 335–338

Study title and authors 
Premature ovarian failure risk factors in an Iranian population
Alieh Ghassemzadeh, Laya Farzadi, and Elaheh Beyhaghi

Premature ovarian failure is the loss of function of the ovaries before age 40. Infertility, osteoporosis, decreased bone density, heart disease and auto-immune disorders can result from this condition.

The aim of this study was to determine the correlation of diet with premature ovarian failure. The study included 80 patients with premature ovarian failure and 80 controls.

Regarding the consumption of red meat, the study found that women with premature ovarian failure consumed 64% less red meat compared to women without premature ovarian failure.